The Cold War was the longest war in U.S. history with a series of events leading up to what could of been a potential WWIII.
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Cuban and Soviet governments built secret bases with a number of nuclear missles, that have the ability to strike out most of the continental U.S. Eventually the U.S. and the Soviets came up with an agreement so that the U.S. wouldn't have to do anything to Cuba that could start another war.
An unsuccesful action by the CIA, of Cuban exiles to invade southern Cuba, with support and encouragement from the U.S., in order to overthrow Fidel Castro.
U.S. U-2 spy plane was shot down over Soviet Union Airspace. The U.S. was forced to admit it's true purpose of spying, when the found out that the pilot was being held captive. It was a huge embarrassement for the U.S.
A nationwide revolt against the government of the People's Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies.
A war fought between Norht Vietnam, who was supported by it's communist allies, and the government of South Korea, who was supported by the U.S., and other communist nations. The U.S. mainly got involved as part of a wider strategy of containment.
A treaty of mutual defense and military aid signed by communist states of Europe under Soviet influence.
A nuclear weapon developed after the Russians A-bomb convinced them to proceed with the development. It was tested on the Pacific ocean, and is much more powerful then the A-bomb.
A trial against a couple who were accused of giving the soviets information about the H-bomb.
McCarthy's method's of accusing people of being involved with communism.
A war between the Repuvlic of Korea, supported by the UN, and North Korea, supported by the People's Republic of China, with aid from the Soviet Union. The war was a result of thesplitting Korea by an agreement of the Allies at the end og WWII.
A broadcaster funded by the U.S. congress that provides news, information, and analysis to countries in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East where information is either banned by government authorities or not fully developed, if not approved.
Soviets blocked allies access to supplying Berlin with access to necessities and food. Their aim was to force the western powers to allow the soviet zone to supply them, so they could be in control of Berlin. Instead the allies organized and airlift to carry supplies to Berlin, which eventually resulted in the Soviets lifting the blockade.
An economic program of the U.S. for rebuilding and creating a stronger economic foundation for the countries in Europe.
A policy set by president Harry Truman stating that the U.S would support Greece and Turkey with economic and military aid to prevent thier falling into the soviet sphere.
A telegram wriiten by George Kennan outlining his oppinions of the soviets.
The iron curtain symbolized the physical boundary and fighting dividing europe into two seperate areas, from the end of WWII to the beginning of the cold war.
The wartime meeting of the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union. The purpose was to discuss Europe's post war re-organization.